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Plenty of Halloween fun set for tonight
Emily Garcia dressed as a little cowgirl waves to participants in the costume parade.
Manteca’s biggest Halloween family event - the MRPS Halloween Festival and Dance - takes place tonight at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. from 4 p.m. to midnight.

There is an adult costume contest at 10:30 p.m. and a kid’s costume contest at 8:30 p.m.

The family orientated event includes a bounce house, games, prizes, food, pumpkin painting and cake walk.

The cost is $5 for adults that are 16 and older while those 15 and under are free.

Sequoia Heights Baptist
Barn Yard Blow Out
The Sequoia Heights Baptist Church Barn Yard Blow Out is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.
The event is free with lots of games and candy. It takes place at 1050 S. Union Road, Manteca.

Cornerstone Superhero
Mystery Night Saturday
Cornerstone Community Church in Manteca is hosting their third annual Superhero Mystery Night Harvest Festival is tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at 17900 Comconex Road off East Highway 120 just east of Austin Road.

The cost is $1 and a bag of candy.

The event will consist of giant inflatables, carnival style games, prizes, tons of candy, and lots of Superheroes.

The Superheroes will sign autographs and pose for photos with visitors. This event is for children from 3 years old through the sixth grade. Families are welcome.

St. Paul’s plans
Halloween carnival
Manteca’s longest running Safe Halloween carnival takes place tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in the gym.  

All children are welcome for fun and games and face painting. Games are geared for children 6 years and under.  Tickets are six for $1 for games.  Enjoy a hot dog meal (hot dog, chips and lemonade), pumpkin pie, and soft ice cream.  All proceeds will be distributed back into community through The Ray of Hope, Raymus House, and St. Paul’s Food Pantry.

Sequoia School
carnival tonight
The Health Occupation classes at Lindbergh School will be conducting a Safe Halloween at Sequoia School tonight.

The Safe Halloween will consist of free “trunk-or-treat” candies and, for a minimal cost, a haunted house, games, and food booths.

The event is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sequoia School, 710 Martha St. The haunted house will take place in the multi-purpose building while the parking lot along Wawona Street will host the “trunk-or-treat” free candy, and the game and food booths.

Lathrop Christian
Trunk or Treat
LATHROP - The Lathrop Christian Center is presenting its “Trunk or Treat” and Fall Festival today from 3 to 6 p.m. at the church located at 1919 Louise Ave.

There will be candy, games, goodies, raffle, and free hay ride.

You can get free raffle tickets if you bring canned goods for the canned food drive.

For more information go to or call 858-1317.

St. Anthony’s stages
Safe Halloween
St. Anthony’s School will host its fourth annual Safe Halloween Night at the school, 323 N. Fremont Ave., in Manteca tonight.
The event is designed to keep children safe and off the streets on Halloween night. Haunted house, games, prizes and food will be featured in the school gym from 4 until 8 p.m. Admission is free. Ticket prices are 25 cents each, 20 tickets for $5 or 40 tickets for $10.

First Baptist Church
Bible Land Festival
The First Baptist Church, North and Sherman, is staging a Bible Land Festival tonight for a night of relaxation and family fun. It is open to all children from toddler age to sixth grade. All activities will be moved inside if the weather is cold or wet.

There will be game booths including festival classics such as bowling, sack race, darts, maze, and cake walk plus carpet ball and ladder golf. Every child will go home with a treat bag full of goodies and candy won at each game booth.

Loaves and Fishes Cafe is serving dinner - hot dog, nachos, dessert, hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and punch. The donation is $2 per person. There is no charge for admission and games.

The church is located at 715 E. North Street in Manteca

Journey Church
Trunk ‘N Treat
Journey Church’s annual Trunk ‘N Treat is tonight starting at 6 p.m.

Children are invited to come through the parking lot at the church and receive goodies from the trunks of congregation members’ cars. They will have hot chocolate and coffee for the moms and dads. This is a free event.

The church is located at 444 Argonaut Street, Manteca. You can get more info by calling 823-7133 or visiting the church on the web at